40th Anniversary – Music Throughout the Year
MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Due to the fact that no Dream News was published in July, this August issue of the newsletter contains links to both Key 7 and Key 8 of the Musical Dream Tarot, music provided from dreams to Dr. Curtiss Hoffman.
Key 7 – The Chariot:
The Chariot, driven by a pair of sphinxes, one white, one black, carries the armored charioteer away from a city. Key 7 is attributed to the sign of Cancer, a Water sign associated with Eb major. The keynote for Cancer from Esoteric Astrology is “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” This Key is associated with the Hebrew letter Cheth, the Fence, which in the Sefer Yetzirah is attributed to the Intelligence of the House of Influence, and with the quality of speech. In the body, it represents the chest and the stomach
Key 8 – Strength:
A white-robed woman opens the mouth of a red lion, on a plain. Key 8 is attributed to the Fire sign of Leo, which is associated with the key of E major. The keynote for Leo from Esoteric Astrology is “I am That and That am I.” This Key is associated with the Hebrew letter Teth, the Serpent, which in the Sefer Yetzirah is attributed to the Intelligence of the Secret of Works, and with the quality of taste. In the body, it represents the heart.
Dr. Curtiss Hoffman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. He has been an IASD member since 1996, and has frequently presented papers at annual IASD conferences, often based upon his own database of dreams. He is Chair of the IASD Student Research Awards Committee.
Since the 2021 IASD Conference, I have been working on a project to produce music for each of the 78 Tarot cards derived from my dreams. The project is now complete. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of IASD, I am offering a musical selection every month from this set, with the cards which correspond to the 12 signs of the zodiac, starting with Aquarius.
I, Curtiss Hoffman, am the copyright owner of the twelve .mp3 format musical selections from the Musical Dream Tarot (entitled Keys 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, and 18) which I am giving the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Inc., permission to use on its website during 2023.